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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Love Books Activity for Preschoolers

Outdoor Stories

Love Books Have fun reading books you and your child enjoy.


Outdoor Stories

Teach your kids to love books everywhere! On the next sunny day, take a blanket and a basket of books to the park or your yard. Enjoying books in different environments makes reading feel natural to children and encourages their love for books.


Where Is Thumbkin?

Where is Thumbkin? (Hide thumbs inside fist)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am! (Pop thumbs out of fist and bend them as if talking)
Here I am!
How are you today sir?
Very well, I thank you
Run away,
Run away! (hide thumbs behind back)


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • A Kid's Guide to Backyard Birds
  • A Kid's Guide to Backyard Birds by Eliza Berkowitz
  • Making a Difference Outside
  • Making a Difference Outside by Hermione Redshaw
  • Mud!
  • Mud! by Annie Bailey


Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Find Storytimes